As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Samsung L201 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Samsung L201's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S220)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none).

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
6 months newer
$142

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the L201)

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Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the S220 and L201

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Samsung L210

Samsung L210
6 months older

Significant advantages of the L210 (vs the L201)

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Significant disadvantages of the L210 (vs the L201)

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common strengths of the L210 and L201

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compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 2.6") and is much lighter (150 g vs 502 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a built-in lens, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
similar age
$259 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L201)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L201)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L201

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 150 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs compact (106×56×37 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP) and is newer (july 2008 vs february 2004).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Samsung Digimax V50

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the V50 (vs the L201)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V50 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×56×37 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the V50 and L201

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung Digimax 301

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 301 (vs the L201)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 301 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Less zoom: 0.9x vs 3x
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the Digimax 301 and L201

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 137 g vs 150 g